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How to Ace Your Bus Driver Interview

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 12, 2018 9:28:13 AM

Preparing for any job interview is often an exercise in frustration because it is so difficult to know what you will be asked or how you should answer. An interview for a charter bus driver position is no different, but there are several ways you can prepare that will make you feel more confident and look more organized to your prospective employer. 

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus industry, recruitment

How to Become a Charter Bus Driver

Posted by Chad Cushman

Jun 5, 2018 11:11:39 AM

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a charter bus driving job? Have you ever pictured yourself skillfully (and cheerfully) maneuvering a 45-foot, 15-ton behemoth filled with high school students in the middle of the night?

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus industry, Indian Trails

To Be the Best, Bus Driver Training Makes All the Difference

Posted by Chad Cushman

Mar 13, 2018 10:14:00 AM

In the world of commercial driving, charter bus drivers are specialists. And, as such, they require specialized training.

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus terminology, bus industry, Indian Trails

Wanted: Gifted People for Great Jobs!

Posted by Chad Cushman

Mar 7, 2018 10:01:00 AM

When you think about it, the guys and gals who take on professional charter bus driving jobs are pretty gifted. They must be excellent drivers with the stamina, disposition, and aptitude to safely operate a 20-ton passenger vehicle, day and night, rain or shine, over terrain both familiar and unfamiliar. But they also need to excel in trouble-shooting, vehicle maintenance, conflict resolution, emergency management, customer service, and even small talk. In a job that requires a blend of driving skills, mechanical skills, and people skills, it’s hard to put bus drivers into any single occupational category: Safety? Transportation? Travel and tourism? Hospitality? Diplomacy? A bus driver must be proficient in all of these areas — with a healthy dose of mechanical aptitude thrown in for good measure.

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Topics: charter bus driver jobs, bus industry

What to Know Before Buying Bus Tickets Online

Posted by Chad Cushman

May 3, 2017 10:15:00 AM

 “Now, that was easy.” A short, four-word sentence that can bring the most hardened online shoppers to their knees in praise.

Purchasing bus tickets online can have you singing those four little words over and over. But, you’ve got to know what to look out for during the buying process.

Before an online ticket purchase becomes easy, there’s a few bumps in the road that could hamper your enjoyment of the buying process; so, we’ve outlined some points to be on the lookout for as you look to buy your bus ticket online.

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Topics: bus industry, buying bus tickets online, online bus tickets, bus tickets

Wi-Fi, Outlets and more: Inside a modern charter bus

Posted by Chad Cushman

Apr 19, 2017 8:15:00 AM

Charter buses are often judged unfairly by their past. If you’ve got memories of cramped seats, grumpy drivers, and noisy transit, you’ll be happy to hear that the charter bus industry has gone from inopportune to downright impressive. Some even say that chartering a bus has become cooler than carpooling.

We get why some are still skeptical. How are you supposed to know what’s really behind that massive metal exterior? At Indian Trails, we pride ourselves in implementing the latest and greatest amenities on our buses. Here are some of the top features inside one of our modern charter buses:

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Topics: modern charter bus, charter bus amenities, wifi on buses, bus industry, bus cleanliness, do charter buses have wi-fi, charter buses outlets

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